I listened to a sermon by my former pastor and found it to be actually not that bad. I could be happy that maybe he’s changing his ways, but I actually fear the flaw is more with me. I am thinking I must not have it all down, I’m missing the wrong teaching in what he said. Actually, it’s great if his sermon is better. No wonder most of it was probably okay, he read the bible verse by verse and then preached on it…reading a few verses and describing the meanings. I did have a few nit picky things I thought he could have worded differently, and depending on where he goes with it in the future, they could be problems.
He referenced “strangers” and “aliens” as refugees. He kept saying that we (meaning who I’m not sure) are refugees and he prefers that though I couldn’t find the word in the text in the bible versions on bible gateway. I guess I would prefer one from a good translation, but maybe he knows something about the Greek translation?
He did do some illustrations he drew out, got off on a personal story…but this is minor and only bothers me because I don’t trust his teaching not because a preacher cannot share a personal story once in a while.
Fact is, there are true things he has said in sermons in the past, there have been good things. However, when he is off, he is usually really off.